The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between

The origins of names explainedExplore the world of names: What is something that literally everything in existence has in common? It all has a name! With this audiobook, you can...

The Sniper Mind Eliminate Fear, Deal with Uncertainty, and Make Better Decisions

Snipers are exceptional. The trained sniper is a complex fusion of hard skills such as weapons knowledge, situational awareness, knowledge of ballistics and physics, and soft...

Extinction A Very Short Introduction

Most people are familiar with the dodo and the dinosaur, but extinction has occurred throughout the history of life, with the result that nearly all the species that have ever...

Bagehot The Life and Times of the Greatest Victorian

During the upheavals of 2007–09, the chairman of the Federal Reserve had the name of a Victorian icon on the tip of his tongue: Walter Bagehot. Banker, man of letters, inventor...

Lotharingia A Personal History of Europe's Lost Country

Following Germania and Danubia, the third installment in Simon Winder's personal history of Europe.In 843 AD, the three surviving grandsons of the great emperor Charlemagne met at...

The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness A Memoir

Raised in a small town in the north of England known primarily for its cotton mills, football team, and its deep roots in the "Respectable Working Class," Graham Caveney armed...

Extreme Medicine How Exploration Transformed Medicine in the Twentieth Century

Little more than one hundred years ago, maps of the world still boasted white space: places where no human had ever trod. Within a few short decades the most hostile of the...

Bad Pharma How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients

Medicine is broken. We like to imagine that it's based on evidence and the results of fair tests. In reality, those tests are often profoundly flawed. We like to imagine that...

It's All About the Bike The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels

Robert Penn has saddled up nearly every day of his adult life. In his late twenties, he pedaled 25,000 miles around the world. Today he rides to get to work, sometimes for work,...

A Sidecar Named Desire: Great Writers And The Booze That Stirred Them

A rollicking history of alcohol and its literary imbibers, from Jane Austen’s beer brewing to James Joyce’s passion for Guinness to E.B. White’s cure for...

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